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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 5:47 AM

Re: An Open Letter

Two wrongs do not make a right

Important information, if he had been trying to make a right. But he was trying to make a counterexample.

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 5:45 AM

Re: An Open Letter

I must however say that the hatred and flat out caustic defamation of President Obama is without precedent. In my 56 years I have never seen such vile hatred directed at one individual politician.

You obviously were not paying [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:36 AM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

she was 15 years younger when we got married

Nice! So why do you seem so unhappy all the time?

Fri Apr 17

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:05 PM

Re: Mutual Funds

The more diversified you are the less you know what the heck you own. Not knowing what you really own seems riskier than owning one or two good solid companies.

I think a few people have agreed with this, but it doesn't mean what you [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:56 PM

Re: Mutual Funds


>Mathematically you get the biggest diversification advantage when you
>add a second asset to a one asset pool. Nearly all diversification
>advantage is gained by the time the asset pool has five different
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Wed Apr 8

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 12:41 AM

Re: One more, slightly OT

Simply put: less is more, and for me iTunes has lost its way in maintaining that beautifully elegant and simple UI that has been the hallmark of so many Apple products.

I agree completely. I used to listen to my podcasts on a , well, [more]

Sun Mar 29

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 2:34 PM

Re: When watch designers waste time

A lot of great new watches were shown at Baselworld this year, but also a lot of terrible ones. Whether it’s a case of too much bling, anachronistic design, or a bout of flat-out ugliness, bad timepieces were out in full effect.

It's [more]

Mon Mar 23

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:00 PM

Re: Semi-OT: Kinda cool

If the yield were to become negative, converting all that money to cash and storing in a vault is obviously not an option.

Why? A T-bill is a piece of paper. A $100 bill is a piece of paper. A $100 bill is, essentially, a bearer bond [more]

Fri Mar 20

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:20 PM

Re: Semi-OT: Kinda cool

Here is the German bond yield curve. The entire front part of the curve is now trading below the X-axis!

Why would anyone buy a bond that yielded negative interest? Why not just hold cash, and by cash I mean stacks of Euros in a [more]

Mon Mar 16

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:03 PM

Re: OT. Global Warming

A serious likelihood that we'd be extinct with 7 degrees cooler or 7 degrees warmer.

That seems wildly unlikely to me. There are plenty of places that would be improved for humans by 7 degrees warmer, and plenty of places that would [more]

Thu Mar 12

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 9:08 PM

Re: Partial week...

shall pay $10,000 on the first day the contract is breached, and an additional $10,000 on every following Sunday that the contract remains in breach.

Unless your week starts on Monday, in which case substitute Monday for Sunday.

Wed Mar 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 8:44 AM

Re: Partial week...

shall pay $10,000 when the contract is breached and an additional $10,000 for every days that the contract remains in breach.

Mon Mar 9

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 6:39 PM

Re: How to pronounce Israel

I've never particularly noticed other Israelis I know pronouncing it as two syllables. From here: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Israel#Pronunciation we clearly hear three syllables.

Sun Mar 8

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 2:24 PM

Re: Gruber speculates about the Apple Watch

My son has warned me that I will need to learn the functionality of the IPhone. Does anyone know how big of an issue that may be?

I switched from Android to Apple about a year ago. You will miss the "back" button and [more]

Fri Feb 27

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 2:37 PM

Re: An Open Letter

I'll think about your message when I watch the sun set over the Pacific. Especially if I need to get a sweater, but I don't think I will.

R:)
Sandy Eggo

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:14 PM

Re: CBI!!

Given how well CBI has worked out for me (and apparently others here), maybe I should start following them to look for good opportunities for long positions once their short-attack plays out :)

I, on the other hand, have recovered in [more]

Tue Feb 17

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 5:35 PM

Re: iCar speculation summary article

"X will do why in 18 months"

God I hate the technologically-backwards-crap of the Motley Fool.

Should have been "X will do Y in 18 months." On any other site I would have fixed it with a quick edit [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Apple board. 5:32 PM

Re: iCar speculation summary article

I submit that all previous car rumors are eclipsed by this one:

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Wed Feb 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:35 PM

Re: update by/on <i>GHU</i>

Between cloud memory and competition from phones which do take memory cards, I don't see their prices as sustainable.

Whenever somebody tells me something which is raking in gigantic ugly piles of money is not sustainable, I always [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:04 AM

Re: update by/on <i>GHU</i>

this morning I sold enough BRKB to buy 1000 AAPL.

I bought 200 AAPL a few days after their last quarterly report. I've been discussing it extensively with a friend who retired from AAPL a few years ago on his AAPL winnings. The [more]

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